Katie Craft is the Diabetes Program Transition Coordinator at UCSF Madison Diabetes Clinic and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Diabetes Clinic. Her clinical work and research focuses on empowering adolescents with diabetes to live full, meaningful, and independent lives. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Katie completed her Child Life Specialist Internship at Memorial Health Children’s Hospital of Savannah. Katie spent the past decade working with children and teens with chronic conditions as a Certified Child life Specialist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She is a member of the Association for Child Life Professionals and part of the UCSF Chronic Illness Center’s Transition Work Group and the A1c Health Equity Task Force. Her collaborative work with patients and families promotes resilience and coping through individualized, strength-based interventions.
Katie has also lived with type one diabetes for over 20 years, and has experienced the transformational power of diabetes communities first hand. She served on the board of Carb DM and volunteers with JDRF and Diabetes Youth Families. She is dedicated to supporting insulin access initiatives, planning and coordinating diabetes camps, and providing medical education both locally and abroad. Katie is passionate about providing programming and resources to help ensure equity, build resiliency, promote joy, create community, and provide a sense of positive identity for people living with diabetes. In her free time, Katie's love of travel has led her on adventures through over 30 countries across the globe.